I was lucky enough to be offered a free figure through the 'Free Mini Friday' initiative over at the Oldhammer Facebook group. The principle is pretty straightforward - someone gives a figure to the first person to ask for it. That person then commits to paint it within a week, and to offer up another figure to someone else on the following Friday.
The figure kindly given to me was a rather terrifying vintage Grenadier Demon from the Fantasy Lords Demon set (thanks Matthew!):
Duke of the Mire
So what could I use this rather horrific-looking entity as? A Daemon? An Alien lurker? A tangled, unpleasant monstrosity to prey on unsuspecting heroes. Yes, yes and yes!
|The daemonic entity is cornered by Inquisitor Dirske of the Ordo Malleus.|
I decided to replicate some of the colour palette used on my earlier gribbly deamons and chaos cultists - pale flesh with some pinky red.
I also tried out a bit of a blend to black on the extremities of his limbs, which seems to have come out OK.
He got dark brown claws and some pale bone teeth, while his dorsal tentacles, mouth and 'nose' all got some washes of red and purple.
Finally, I gave him black eyes with a spot of gloss. Hopefully you can see a family resemblance to Wyrm - my earlier mutated monstrosity. I suspect they have lots of fun hanging out together!
It was something of a refreshing treat to paint up something completely left-field and unexpected. Hopefully my contribution to Free Mini Friday will serve the same purpose elsewhere
|Free Mini Friday figure donated to Rochie.|